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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

  • Mar 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Sci Fi meets the Catholic Church! In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening
post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat.

While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question the meaning of being "human."
When the lone survivor of the expedition, Emilio Sandoz, returns to Earth in 2059, he will try to explain what went wrong...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was on the waiting list, and just got bumped on to the list. I haven't read the book! And there is no possible way I will have it read by 7pm - So I will not be joining you all this evening. Thanks and hope to meet you all at the next one!

    March 29, 2013

    • Judith

      Kiki - You can change your RSVP to "no" so that the next person on the list gets bumped up.

      March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello ladies- it wont let me change my rsvp for some reason. Sorry! will try again from my cell

      March 29, 2013

  • Ruthie

    I'm in FL,

    March 28, 2013

  • Christina G.

    Sorry I can't make it.

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wanted to go to this one but I'm not going to be in the city!

    March 25, 2013

  • Susan

    I would be happy to host.

    January 14, 2013

  • Christina G.

    Looking forward to it.

    January 14, 2013

  • Crystal L.

    Won't be in town. Have fun!

    January 13, 2013

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